Stimulus Watch: Now it’s fake zip codes 

Recovery.gov, the Obama administration’s supposedly transparent attempt to let citizens know how every dollar of the $787 billion stimulus package was spent, is turning out to be a lot more comic fiction than fact.

Not only have fake jobs been reported in phantom congressional districts, Steve Allen Adams of NewMexicoWatchdog.org discovered that some of the $27 million of federal money his state received also went to nonexistent zip codes:

“Closer examination of the latest recovery.gov report for New Mexico shows hundreds of thousands of dollars sent to and credited with creating jobs in zip codes that do not exist in New Mexico or anywhere else. Moreover, funds reported as being spent in New Mexico were given zip codes corresponding to areas in Washington and Oregon.”

The next quarterly report by the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board -- the federal agency in charge of tracking stimulus dollars, which responded to the fake congressional district scandal by labeling them “unassigned” -- is due January 30.

It should be hilarious.

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